become numb

thumb, sliced with the edge of the blade
slapped, cheeks red and caged
compared, obeyed to the rage
doubts on self, raised

why? born for whom? for what?
under tyranny when the surroundings are
dominant the male is praised
such miserable is the human race?

scars exist not nor can they be undone
overtime they only become cold and numb


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It’s Me

By Kritika
Date: 24-06-2021
Style: 100 word story

Image Credit: Dakota Corbin @ Unsplash

It’s Me.

Since I was five, my mother never looked after me and my brother, only thought herself to be responsible for the food so she cooked. My father was busy in earning money and disrespecting his counterpart. And me, grew up listening to the outrageous voices and curses for not obtaining good marks.

Singing, dancing, painting, playing all ceased in order to maintain the family respect.  

Only when for studies I stepped out, the air made me realize they are not for me. Coming and going of people became advantageous and I learned:

‘The best gift is me, Myself.’

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In response to the photo prompt by Sadje: What do you see # 87 – 21 June, 2021 – Keep it alive (

Used Books‘ page. Find new books daily. Only packaging and courier charges to be borne by the purchaser.
Art Prints‘ tab is where you can find digital paintings and drawings with an option of buying the same. For more information, please visit the page.
Valorous Bird‘ has a shop on Society6: The Caterpillar Life’s Store | Society6 where you can buy objects printed with my digital creativity.


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Freedom of speech is a lie!

The mouths were told to remain quiet
when entered the phase of ‘How and Why?
Now the world calls people like me ‘Shy’.


In response to a prompt by Sadje: What do you see # 72 – March 8, 2021 – Keep it alive (

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